Nominated for awards in 2015 at Toronto International Film Festival and Copenhagen International Documentary Festival
This Changes Everything (directed by Avi Lewis) is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Filmed over 211 days in four years, in nine countries and five continents, the film presents seven portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is author Naomi Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better. What if confronting the climate change challenge is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world?
Released in 2015
Running time: 89 minutes
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